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Dr. Neva J. Specht

Specht named dean of Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences
Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Neva J. Specht has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences after a national search. She begins her duties May 1.

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Hi-Phi Nation

Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast
Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

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Dr. Andrew Moravcsik, Lady Catherine Ashton and Teri Schultz for Dan German Speaker Series

Dan German Speaker Series April 4 and 12 to include Princeton professor, University of Warwick chancellor and journalist
Mar 24, 2017

The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

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Sophorn Yang, prominent union activist and a delegate to the UN Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Cambodian labor organizer and delegate to U.N. Conference on the Status of Women to speak at Appalachian March 30
Mar 22, 2017

ophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

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Poet Al Young will appear April 6 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. Photo by James Skulcroft

Poet Al Young to appear April 6 in Appalachian’s Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
Mar 22, 2017

When Al Young was in the second grade, the venerable poet recalled recently, his teacher made him and his classmates recite poetry regularly.

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Dr. Andrew Monroe with his research assistants in Appalachian State University’s Department of Psychology. Photo by Marie Freeman

Thinking about your future may make you less trusting and more critical of others
Mar 22, 2017

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Andrew Monroe is a psychologist in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies people’s moral and social judgments.


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Planet 9 with Dr. Michael Brown

Solar system astronomer Michael Brown to give public lecture at ASU
Mar 20, 2017

For those who took hard the news of Pluto’s disqualification as the ninth planet in the solar system, strong evidence suggests that a replacement is on the way, as discovered by the “Pluto Killer” himself, Michael Brown.

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Brothers Like These event

Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective to host Vietnam vet writers
Mar 20, 2017

The Appalachian Veterans Arts & Humanities Collective at Appalachian State University is hosting a staged reading of “Brothers Like These” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in the Parkway Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union.

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Dr. Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University visits Appalachian State

Public Lecture Announced with Dr. Michael T. Taussig, Columbia University
Mar 20, 2017

"Corpse Magic for Vengeance and its Curious Demise"
Thursday, April 27, 2017  at 5:00pm
In the Bryce and Izoria Gordon Gathering Hall, Room 124B
located in the Reich College of Education  

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Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed

Appalachian’s “Say What?” presentations on freedom of speech to include 5 nationally recognized speakers; several timely topics to be addressed
Mar 20, 2017

Five speakers, all experts in their fields, will deliver lectures and/or lead discussions during “Say What?: Examining Freedom of Speech at App State,” a weeklong series of events beginning March 23 on the campus of Appalachian State University.

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Appstate students research in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C

Spring break study abroad opportunity makes global connections
Mar 15, 2017

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences program in Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies collaborated with four organizations to create a study abroad research trip in Holocaust studies for Appalachian students during

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Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University

Dr. Susan Lappan awarded Fulbright grant for primate research in Southeast Asia
Mar 13, 2017

Dr. Susan Lappan of the Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State University received a Fulbright award for her forthcoming research on primate ecology in peninsular Malaysia, entitled “Conservation of the Malaysian Siamang in a Changing World.”

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Close to completion, this clay, foam and wire-framed aetosaur is almost ready for bronze casting. Refining the armored plating on the back – the most distinguishing characteristics of this species of aetosaur – was critical in order to create as accurate a visual as possible for the interlocking plates and spikes. Photo by Travis Donovan

Art and geology students at Appalachian collaborate to sculpt Triassic aetosaur based on a handful of pre-historic bones unearthed in North Carolina
Mar 13, 2017

Forget Jurassic Park. Appalachian State University will soon have its own Triassic Park – complete with its very own dinosaur-like creature.

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